It is not the moon, I tell you.
It is these flowers
lighting the yard.
-Louise Gluck, excerpt from the poem “Mock Orange”
Its heft and hush became a bright nowhere,
A soul ramifying and forever
Silent, beyond silence listened for.
We’re giving away copies of David Grand’s new novel “Mount Terminus” as part of our Spring Membership Fund Drive. This dark, majestic novel, based in Los Angeles, is about art, family, overwhelming love, and the birth of LA.
I was going to write a poem
I made a pie instead it took
about the same amount of time
of course the pie was a final
draft a poem would have had some
distance to go days and weeks and
much crumpled paper
-from Grace Paley’s ‘The Poet’s Occasional Alternative’
Read the whole (and delicious) poem here.
"If a letter comes I will answer that letter
& my whole year will be tense with love.”
-John Berryman, Dream Song #279